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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for April 2015:

Classic:
. . . it is especially dangerous to enslave men in the minor details of life. For my own part, I should be inclined to think freedom less necessary in great things than in little ones. . .
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835.

 

Direct:
The culmination of a mass society is rule by some charismatic demagogue, a ranting savior whom followers believe can magically set things right. Politics is reduced to personalities, and there is less concern for law than for faith.
First Sociology, 1982.

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Easter arrangement, floral showhouse, Niagara Falls, Canada.


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